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WFU Center for Entrepreneurship earns national innovation award

January 30, 2023  |   Recognition, Top Stories

Wake Forest’s Entrepreneurship Center startups have been recognized on Shark Tank and featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things list. Now a Wake Forest teaching method that helps students discover their best startup ideas has earned a national innovation award.


WFU in the news: Jan. 16-22, 2023

January 25, 2023  |   Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

Selected news clips courtesy of Wake Forest University News & Communications

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Oscar nods: Rising tide of ‘Black Panther’ isn’t lifting all Black film

January 25, 2023  |   Faculty, Top Stories

Media professor Phillip Lamarr Cunningham talks about Black representation, under-representation and the absence of representation in modern film – both nationally and internationally.


Wake Forest University Awarded $30M Lilly Endowment Inc. Grant to Build National Capacity for Character Education

January 24, 2023  |   Humanities, Philanthropy, President, Pro Humanitate, Top Stories, University Announcement

The Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Wake Forest a $30.7 million grant to support the University’s Program for Leadership and Character and create a national higher education network devoted to educating character.


Wake Forest announces 2023 ‘Building the Dream’ award winners 

January 19, 2023  |   Top Stories

For more than two decades, Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University have collaborated to host events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One of those is the annual ‘Building the Dream’ awards. Six individuals were recognized this week during a joint MLK celebration luncheon.


WFU in the news: Jan. 9-15, 2023

January 17, 2023  |   Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

Selected news clips courtesy of Wake Forest University News & Communications


WFU Secrest Artists Series presents pianist Emanuel Ax

January 16, 2023  |   Top Stories

The Wake Forest University Secrest Artists Series will present world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel. Ax will perform a solo recital of works by Schubert and Liszt.


Wake Forest will host National AIDS Memorial Quilt

January 13, 2023  |   Top Stories

The Wake Forest University LGBTQ + Center and the National AIDS Memorial are partnering together to bring five panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Winston-Salem. It’s part of the Dr. Martin Luther King Day celebration in collaboration with Winston-Salem State University. The panels will be on display at Wake Forest in the Benson Center Rotunda (3rd floor entryway) from Jan. 16 – Jan. 20.  


U.S. Soccer legend Briana Scurry will speak at Wake Forest

January 11, 2023  |   Top Stories

Briana Scurry has a story to tell. There’s her trailblazing career on the soccer field, her role in advocating for changes in women’s sports including equal pay for female athletes and a new book and documentary about her life. Scurry will be the keynote speaker for the joint annual MLK Day celebration on Jan. 16 at Wake Forest.


Mellon Foundation awards WFU $1M for environmental justice project

January 11, 2023  |   Top Stories

The Mellon Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to Wake Forest University to create a model program for engaging scholars and the local community in advancing environmental justice.

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